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Elverfeldt, Freiherr von, Harald

    Date of birth:
    February 6th, 1900 (Hildesheim/Lower Saxony, Germany)
    Date of death:
    March 6th, 1945 (Cologne/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    In service from March 28th 1918.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 29th, 1939
    Details:
    Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on April 17th 1919.
    1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Details:
    Award date stil not sure, probably on October 8th 1939..
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    March 16th, 1942
    Details:
    Award 92.14
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    November 26th, 1944
    Wehrmachtbericht
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Generalmajor
    Unit:
    Kommandeur 9.Panzer-Division / Heeresgruppe B
    Awarded on:
    December 9th, 1944
    Details:
    4181st Award.
    Submitted on November 27th 1944.
    Preliminary document and decoration on December 15th 1944 to OB West.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Generalmajor
    Unit:
    Kommandeur 9.Panzer-Division / Heeresgruppe B
    Awarded on:
    March 23rd, 1945
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
    Details:
    801st Award.
    Submitted on March 14th 1945.

    Sources

    • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
    • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
    • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
      - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
      - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
      - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001

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